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Wildfire Resiliency Roundtables

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Each Wildfire Resilience Roundtable will begin with a wildfire scenario developed from the guest perspective. Although each session will have a similar structure, the actual scenario will be tailored to reflect the realistic and relevant needs of each region. Breakout groups will then be guided by a facilitator and designed to explore a specific question with real solutions. All discussions will be conducted with a Trauma Informed Approach (TIA) to ensure the cultural and emotional safety of all participants. In this session, you will learn more about:

  • Developing a shared understanding of the impacts a wildfire may have on guests
  • How messaging can influence guest confidence and safety
  • Generating a repository of solutions or resources that either currently exist or could be developed to support guests and tourism operators


Lindsey Kirby-McGregor is a bilingual (French/English) member of Whitefish River First Nation. She is an experienced facilitator, technical writer and project manager who holds a Master of Education from the University of Ottawa. Lindsey is also a registered social worker holding a Bachelor of Social Work (Indigenous Specialization) from the University of Victoria. She taught and managed Indigenous programs at Willis College from 2015 until joining Calian in 2019. At Calian, Lindsey assists with the development of emergency management planning for several First Nations and Tribal Councils, as well as a high-level framework for Indigenous community-based emergency management.

Vanessa Howard has 14 years of experience achieving public safety solutions in the emergency management and response field. Her work has included project management and delivery for union and non-unionized environments with a focus on emergency management and risk assessments. She is an experienced facilitator and adult educator who currently facilitates emergency management workshops, training sessions, and engagement activities that support a shared understanding of the challenges and strengths within organizations and communities. Her years as a paramedic and clinical educator provide a practical response background for her academic training in emergency and security management.


Vancouver Island
Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
10:00 am-11:00am PST

Thompson Okanagan
Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
2:00pm-3:00pm PST

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
2:00pm-3:00pm PST

Kootenay Rockies
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
10:00am-11:00am PST

Northern British Columbia
Thursday, October 21st, 2021
1:00pm-2:00pm PST